DAMNº 77 – A Conversation on Happiness (cover 2)

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The celebrations that erupted across the world as Joe Biden’s presidential win became apparent rang like a victory for basic human decency. There was a real rapture – despite the ongoing spread of a devastating pandemic – and it was contagious. Might this decency and a return to so-called “norms” usher in a new era of stability for 2021? And does stability lie at the core of happiness anyway?

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DAMNº 77 – A Conversation on Happiness (cover 2)

DAMNº 77 – A Conversation on Happiness (cover 2) | The celebrations that erupted across the world as Joe Biden’s presidential win became apparent rang like a victory for basic human decency. There was a real rapture – despite the ongoing spread of a devastating pandemic – and it was contagious. Might this decency and a return to so-called “norms” usher in a new era of stability for 2021? And does stability lie at the core of happiness anyway?

We also join a Dutch curator on his trip across the American election trail where he visited artists to hear how the American political landscape influences their work. The conclusion is a more humble understanding of what really makes us happy, a much-needed skepticism of the role technology plays, and a nuanced awareness of how design shapes it all.

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
(Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden)

Featuring: Amartya Sen, An Antimodernity Manifesto, Yan Poon, Jan Boelen, Studio Makkink & Bey, Ambiguous Standards Institute, SAVVY Contemporary, Mathieu Frossard, Bêka and Lemoine, Winy Maas, Stickyline, Daisy Collingridge, Shalva Nikvashvili, Comfort Ball, A Black Joy Manifesto, Ying Gao, Stine Deja, Marie Munk, Youngmin Kang, Istanbul Design Biennial, Bernard Khoury, 200Grs studio, Little Amal, WOW Japan, Terence Conran.

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DAMNº 77 – A Conversation on Happiness (cover 2)

From: € 15,00
Current issue
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The celebrations that erupted across the world as Joe Biden’s presidential win became apparent rang like a victory for basic human decency. There was a real rapture – despite the ongoing spread of a devastating pandemic – and it was contagious. Might this decency and a return to so-called “norms” usher in a new era of stability for 2021? And does stability lie at the core of happiness anyway?